Moving Forward as the Region of Waterloo Becomes a Provincial Red – Control COVID-19 Zone

Posted November 23, 2020

Effective at midnight on Monday, November 23, 2020, the Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services has officially been moved to level Red – Control within the province’s COVID-19 response framework.

As Heritage College & Seminary and everyone within the region enters the first day at this level, it is important that we all as students, staff, and faculty understand what means for all of us – both in regard to on-campus operations as well as the Heritage community.

On the day our region enters this new level, please note the following:

All Team Sports are Cancelled Effective November 23

  • Under Ontario’s public health measures for regions designated Red – Control, team spots must not be practiced or played. As a result, all team sports have been cancelled and will not be allowed in the Gym.
  • The Gym will remain open for use with a maximum of 10 people and can only be used for individual physical activity. (ex. Shooting a basketball)
  • The Fitness Centre will continue to remain open under the revised guidelines and registration procedures.

Limiting Off-Campus Trips for Essential Purposes

  • Following the recommendations from Waterloo Region’s Medical Officer of Health, all students are asked to carefully consider and limit all trips off-campus.
  • It is important that each student only make trips for essential purposes which include groceries, pharmacy, school or work, and medical appointments.
  • Under the Red-Control level, churches will resume to be open and students will still be allowed to attend church while maintaining physical distancing, wearing masks, and following public health measures.

Cafeteria and Classes Will Continue Operating

  • The Cafeteria will continue to operate in the same manner and will not be impacted by the new public health guidelines.
  • All college classes will also continue on in the existing format under these new guidelines.

 

The What and the Why of Christmas

From the students, staff, and faculty of Heritage College & Seminary, we want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.

Watch as Drs. Rick and Linda Reed share the good news of what happened at Christmas and why it happened. We pray that you would both enjoy and share this video with others as we celebrate the joy of our Saviour, Christ, and Lord this Christmas.

“She will bear a son, and you will give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

Bringing the Good News of Jesus This Christmas

Watch President Dr. Rick Reed’s Christmas update from Heritage College & Seminary and learn about how God continues to use Heritage to raise up a generation of gospel-hearted men and women with a passion to bring the good news of Jesus to neighbourhoods and to nations.

Also, our annual Christmas newsletter will be arriving in mailboxes soon. Inside, you will read stories from current students reflecting on the fall semester, a recent alumna on how Heritage has prepared her for her new role, and more.

This Christmas, Heritage is seeking to support the students who’ve come to Heritage to study God’s Word and prepare for ministry through providing scholarships. Help support Heritage students by donating to the Heritage Scholarship Fund.

Visit DiscoverHeritage.ca/Donate.

To read this year’s Christmas Newsletter, click here.

A Community Yearning to Know God More

Read this article and more in this year’s Christmas Newsletter arriving in mailboxes in December 2020. 

COVID-19 has had a lasting effect on the entire world, but it has not stopped God from working in the lives of His people, as well as in the world around us.  Being at Heritage this fall semester definitely looks different, but it is no less impactful than years before.

The community this year has adjusted quite well to protocols and restrictions, but still manage to connect with each other despite remaining socially distanced.  There is rarely a day where you won’t find people connecting in The Bean through mutual homework or playing music, enjoying a game of pool with a friend, or even playing a competitive match of ping pong.  At the heart of the Heritage community is a yearning to know God more each and every day and a desire to build relationships with others who love Him as well.

Personally, this semester has definitely been a different one.  As a student leader, I want to help foster a community of people loving God first and loving each other well. I do my best to help build the community to be the best experience it can be, while trying not to get distracted by everything I miss about last year.

One lesson that sticks out to me this year is finding my joy in God alone and not only in the experiences He brings.  God is continually working this year and it is a joy to simply be a part of what He is doing.

Godfrey Thorogood Joins Heritage as Director of Ministry Partners

Godfrey Thorogood is excited for the opportunity to be part of the work of Heritage College & Seminary as the newly hired Director of Ministry Partners.

From his time serving in a number of pastoral roles to his seven years as the Leadership Development Director with FEB Central, Thorogood says that he has seen firsthand how Heritage has positively impacted the church through its students and graduates over the years. Reflecting on the impact that it has made on his own life as a graduate of Central Baptist Seminary, he says that he and his wife felt led by the Holy Spirit to this new role of serving at Heritage.

“This opportunity allows me the sincere privilege of giving back to the school God used to invest so much into my life and helped prepare me as a young man for pastoral ministry,” says Thorogood.

One of the focuses of his new role will be reconnecting with the alumni of Heritage College & Seminary, including those who graduated from London Baptist Bible College and Seminary and Central Baptist Seminary. As an alumnus, he is looking forward to having the opportunity to encourage, care for, and pray with the graduates of Heritage while highlighting the opportunity they have to also be a part of impacting the church in Canada together with Heritage.

“I want our alumni to realize that we have the opportunity to bless and encourage the next generation of pastors, missionaries, church planters, and workers for the church that God is raising up and equipping to serve him in years ahead,” says Thorogood.

He will also be working at supporting existing partnerships with churches, organizations, and individuals who share the passion and mission of Heritage, along with building new relationships.

Thorogood believes that it is in and through strong relationships with ministry partners that Heritage will be able to continue to be a part of supporting the health and growth of the church in Canada as the school seeks to equip more men and women to serve the Lord through the local church.

“In my experience, when godly leaders in the church and godly leaders for the church are raised up and equipped, churches become healthier and begin to have an expanded influence for the gospel,” he says.

This new role will also see him helping college and seminary students find internship opportunities in local churches and other ministries where they will receive guided ministry experience in conjunction with their theological education. He will provide mentoring to interns to complement the mentoring they receive from pastors and other ministry leaders.

As he looks ahead to the start of this new role in January 2021, he says that he is praying that God would continue to use Heritage to equip the next generation of ministry leaders for the church who are passionate and sold out for God, the Gospel, and His church.

Registration Details and Course Delivery for Winter 2021

Registration Details and Course Delivery for Winter 2021

Online registration is now open for both college and seminary winter semester courses with a deadline of November 22nd.

Posted October 29, 2020

Heritage College & Seminary has recently opened registration for the upcoming winter semester. Current college and seminary students will now be able to visit myHeritage and register for their classes next semester.

The deadline for registering for Winter 2021 courses is November 22, 2020.

Heritage will also continue to provide the same course delivery plans for the upcoming winter semester.

For students of the college, most classes will continue to operate in-person, on-campus in a safe, physically distanced classroom setting. Students will also have the option to choose the option of taking on-campus college classes through a live-streaming format.

Again, some of the college courses offered this semester will only be offered online with no in-person instruction. Please refer to the Winter 2021 College Schedule to see which classes will be delivered completely online. Courses that are offered as dual for both college and seminary courses will continue to be offered in this online format.

All Heritage Theological Seminary classes will continue to only be available in an online delivery format.

Read more about class delivery for the winter semester, please read: Winter 2021 – Course Delivery Update

For more information on Winter 2021 Registration and Course Schedules, please click below:

College Schedule – Winter 2021

Seminary Schedule – Winter 2021

Course Change and Late Registration Form

How to Register Online – Video